A Fond Farewell to the Craft Dash….

If I’m being honest, I was putting off this post as long as possible. What came to mind everytime I thought about writing it was a parent saying goodbye to their child who is going off to college. It’s not a permanent goodbye, but it’s a sad one nonetheless. Seeing your “baby” grow up and then go away…. I can only assume that my feelings of saying goodbye to the 10 Minute Craft Dash is a little similar.

I started the Craft Dash back in August 2012 and little did I know that just after it my life would change because of my accident. There were moments I didn’t know if I would be able to continue with it (because of my physical issues and pain), but I’m glad I did. Despite the hard work that went into it, it also brought so much joy and normalcy into my life. Honestly, this was like my baby. Seeing you all get excited about the challenge was thrilling, the buzz around the birthday bash was exciting and getting to meet/ work with sponsors and designers was a great experience. I am very sad to have to close the doors, but I’m also excited about the new doors I’m walking through. Also, I might be able to host a challenge here or there…

Since this post is long overdue, I’ll get to the winner and favorites for this post.

Congratulations to Helen Gullett!

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Helen, please contact me with your email information and I’ll pass along your information to Michele at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Also, feel free to grab the badge below and proudly display it on your blog!

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Here are my favorites picks from this last challenge. If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by each of the blogs to take a look at the beautiful cards! {Ladies, feel free to grab the badge below and put it on your blogs!}

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Grá O’Neill 

Heidi H.

Sylvia Blum

Amy Kolling

Laura Sterckx

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From the very bottom of my heart, thank you to the design team members who have been a part of this journey, the amazing sponsors and designers who have helped make this challenge a success and YOU, my amazing readers and 10 Minute Craft Dash participants. You have filled my heart with joy by your creations, loving words and encouragement.

I hope that many, if not all, of you will continue to visit the blog- I still plan on posting regularly! In addition, with the extra time I’ll have on my hands, I’ll be focusing more on the Pretty Pink Posh Shop and adding new products and coordinating some neat things in the future. This year is just getting started and I’m hopeful it’ll be fun of beautiful creations, wonderful memories and lots and lots of blog posts. :)

Much Love,

10 Minute Craft Dash #32

CD_32This post is such a bittersweet one for me. The sad news: this is the last 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge in the foreseeable future. If you’ve followed the challenge, you’ll know that this decision was a hard one for me to make. It’s been my “baby” these last 16 months and while I hate to see it go, with the declining number of submissions, this decision was imminent. Not to fret, I will always keep the challenge in the back of my mind and who knows what could happen down the road…

Now onto the happy news: today we are teaming up with our wonderful friends at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!  We did this collaboration last year and it was so fun, I was thrilled that it worked out  for us to do it again. I want to note that my challenge is SEPARATE from their challenge, but if you were to incorporate a new year theme into your card, you could enter it in their challenge as well!

NOTE: their challenge starts at noon– only a couple hours away, but I wanted to be sure to mention that. :)

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Just like the last 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge, there isn’t a specific color palette. The requirements? Create some sort of holiday goodness, stay within the 10 minute time limit* and post your time in your post.

* If you aren’t able to stay within the 10 minutes, you can still link up your item! While it won’t quality for the winners spot, it might still be featured in the favorites!

CD_32_PaulinaCD_32_Betty CD_32_Caryn CD_32_Leigh CD_32_RachelNow onto the great prize! The lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and gets to have a shopping spree. With the latest addition of Fri-Dies (steel dies) and new stamp sets, you’re bound to have all sorts of fun adding items to your shopping cart.

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How to Play

  1. Create a card/craft project within 10 minutes.
  2. Post the time it took to create.
  3. Be sure to include the challenge graphic in your post and link to the challenge.
  4. You may combine a total of three challenges with your entry. You may enter the challenge a maximum of two times.
  5. Subscribe to Pretty Pink Posh via Email

Due to the holidays, we are giving you two FULL weeks to play along! Can we break our record of 100 entries? Play along and spread the word!

10 Minute Craft Dash #31 Highlights

REMINDER: the upcoming challenge is the LAST 10 Minute Craft Dash. We are teaming up with another blog challenge and we’re hoping this will be the biggest challenge to date. Mark your calendars- the new challenge will start on Thursday!

Today I’m bringing the highlights from the 10 Minute Craft Dash #31. It was so fun to see so many festive Christmas cards in the submissions! I confess, I will definitely miss seeing all of the lovely challenge entries once the 10 Minute Craft Dash ends, but I’m hoping you all will continue to stop by the blog, as I have some exciting things up my crafty sleeves.

Okay, now let’s announce the lucky winner and favorites….

Congratulations to Erin Taylor!

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Erin, please contact me with your email information, along with the Lawn Fawn set of your choice and I’ll pass along your information to Lawn Fawn. Also, feel free to grab the badge below and proudly display it on your blog!

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Here are my favorites picks from this last challenge. If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by each of the blogs to take a look at the beautiful cards! {Ladies, feel free to grab the badge below and put it on your blogs!}

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Olessya K.

Therese

Lydia

Meghan O.

Grá O’Neill 

Stephanie Hines

excitingnewsAs I mentioned in an earlier post, there’s lots of new products that will be arriving in the SHOP very soon. I have some new sequins that I’ll be adding, along with confetti and a few other items. Be sure to like the Facebook page and follow me on Instagram, for behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and info.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card featuring these little beauties. I hope to see you then!

10 Minute Craft Dash #31

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Colors: light yellow, bright red, green

Hello and welcome to a new Craft Dash challenge!

We have a mere two challenges left in 2013 (including this one) and I wanted to share what’s in store for the future of the challenge. Due to the low number of entries and the time it takes to coordinate sponsors, host a design team call and design color palettes, the challenge will be going on a hiatus until February. Once that time comes, I’ll revisit the possibility of re-opening the challenge. Honestly, it pains me so much to take this break….this challenge has been my “baby” for 16 months! However, I feel this is a necessary step, especially with the recent decline in challenge entries all over blog land. Not to fret, when one door closes (whether it be temporarily or permanently), others open and I’m thoroughly excited about some doors I’ll be walking through soon.

Okay, now back to the fun and excitement of today’s challenge…..let’s enjoy the challenges we DO have!

Today we have Lawn Fawn returning as a sponsor and whenever they sponsor, I can’t help myself from choosing bright and happy color palettes. The colors we have this week can be used for Christmas, or you can take it another route. Let your creativity soar!

If you aren’t able to stay within the 10 minutes, you can still link up your item! While it won’t quality for the winner spot, it still could qualify as a favorites pick!

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Now onto prize! The lucky winner will get to choose any Lawn Fawn set AND they’ll also win the adorable Peace Joy Love 6 x 6 paper pack. Talk about lots of crafty goodness!

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How to Play

  1. Create a card/craft project within 10 minutes featuring the color palette.
  2. Post the time it took to create.
  3. Be sure to include the challenge graphic in your post and link to the challenge.
  4. You may combine a total of three challenges with your entry. You may enter the challenge a maximum of two times.
  5. Subscribe to Pretty Pink Posh via Email